Exclusive Timepieces 17 April 2021 | Monaco LOT 202

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Cartier Limited Edition Cartier Asymmetrical Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Reference 2488, With Arabic Numerals

Estimate € 12,000 –⁠ 25,000

Sold € 27,300
Lot Description

Model: Tank Asymmetric
Reference: 2488
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1996
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 9P2
Case N°: A113445 N°192 di 300
Dimensions: 25 x 34 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

The Cartier Asymmetric is one of the most memorable and fascinating watch models. Launched in 1936, its sloping shape was designed to make it easier to read the time while driving, without having to take your hands off the wheel and the sight of the road. This would also explain the very large and dark Arabic numerals positioned on the beautifully illuminated light silver dial with wave guilloché decoration and blued steel hands, a distinctive feature of Cartier’s classic wrist designs. This modern reissue created to pay homage to a model that has in any case marked the history of Cartier was produced in only 300 examples, of which the present lot is the number 191 as can be seen from the engraving on the case back which also presents the date 1996, being the year in which this new edition was presented. The yellow-gold case has a slight oxidation due to time, but its charm remains absolutely unchanged. Perfect for elegant and everyday situations even if its ideal environment is a pilot’s wrist.